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Offline awinagainov0708

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What is wrong with people?
« on: September 19, 2009, 10:35:22 PM »
I dont think it takes very much common sense that its not a very good idea to shine a laser into an airplane.

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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 11:30:51 PM »
Anyone with even half a brain would know it is not safe to do this.

Unfortunately the world (and not just the US) is full of people with considerably less than half of one.

Lucky there were no disastrous effects this time and the offenders are in custody. Maybe the police should put a charge of attempted murder on them to deter others ;)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2009, 11:47:08 PM by CMX579 »

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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 12:21:54 AM »
The parents should be sterilized to make sure they don't raise any more idiots.
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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 03:53:48 PM »
I remember having read about such people last year. IIRC that happened in Australia.
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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 05:05:16 PM »
This happened to a friend of mine, he was flying in C172, and a man shine a laser in his cockpit. This was in night, so you can spot where a laser comes from, so they spot his house, circle overhead on low-level, and notify police forces. In a few minutes, police helicopter is hovering outside of their bedroom windows with spotlight on, and 7 patrol-car outside their house. Maybe, they don't try this again? :D
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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 06:14:51 PM »
This happened to a friend of mine, he was flying in C172, and a man shine a laser in his cockpit. This was in night, so you can spot where a laser comes from, so they spot his house, circle overhead on low-level, and notify police forces. In a few minutes, police helicopter is hovering outside of their bedroom windows with spotlight on, and 7 patrol-car outside their house. Maybe, they don't try this again? :D

Almost the exact same thing happened here, only difference being that when the police heli came the guy was stupid enough to start shining it at the helicopter
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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009, 07:01:37 PM »
Almost the exact same thing happened here, only difference being that when the police heli came the guy was stupid enough to start shining it at the helicopter

 ;D that was good :D

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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 09:00:17 PM »
We recently had such an incident here in Hamburg Germany with an approaching commercial jetliner, it is now subject to criminal investigation .. such persons belong to jail, key into the toilet & flush!

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Re: What is wrong with people?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 09:20:08 PM »
I don't think people understand just how dangerous it is.
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